AIIMS Rewari: Cabinet approves setting up of 22nd AIIMS at Manethi, Haryana

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the establishment of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rewari at Manethi, Haryana at a cost of Rs 1299 crore.

The Cabinet also approved the creation of a post of Director in the basic pay of Rs 2,25,000 (fixed) plus Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) for the above AIIMS.

The site for this AIIMS has already been finalised at Manethi in Rewari, Haryana. Like other AIIMS in the country, the AIIMS Rewari will also be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

The cost of construction and running of the new AIIMS would be met by the Central Government under PMSSY.

Facts and Figures

  • AIIMS Rewari will add 100 UG (MBBS) seats and 60 B.Sc (Nursing) seats
  • New AIIMS will have 15-20 Super Specialty Departments
  • It will add around 750 hospital beds which will include Emergency / Trauma Beds, AYUSH Beds, Private Beds and ICU Speciality& Super Speciality beds
  • It is expected that each new AIIMS would cater to around 1500 OPD patients per day and around 1000 IPD patients per month

Objective

The objective is to establish the new AIIMS as Institutions of National Importance for providing quality tertiary healthcare, medical education, nursing education and research in the Region.

Features

The new AIIMS will involve a Hospital with a capacity of 750 beds, Teaching Block for medical & nursing courses, residential complex and allied facilities, broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi.

There will be a Medical College, AYUSH Block, Auditorium, Night Shelter, Guest House, Hostels and residential facilities.

It will have an AYUSH department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in traditional system of medicine.

Significance

The establishment of new AIIMS will provide super specialty health care to the people of Haryana and nearby areas.

The Institute will also create a large pool of doctors and other health workers for the region that can be used at primary and secondary level institutions being created under National Health Mission (NHM).

The setting up of new AIIMS is expected to result in employment generation for nearly 3000 people in various faculty & non faculty posts in each of the AIIMS.

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

  • The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana was initially approved in March 2006 with an aim to correct the imbalances in the availability of affordable tertiary healthcare facilities in different parts of the country and augmenting facilities for quality medical education in the under-served States.
  • The Union Cabinet on May 2, 2018 approved the continuation of  PMSSY beyond the 12th Five Year Plan for a period of three year from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with the financial outlay of Rs 14832 crores.
  • PMSSY has two components - setting up of AIIMS in various states and upgradation of existing Government Medical Colleges (GMC).
  • The construction of new AIIMS is fully funded by the Central Government and their operations and maintenance expenses are also fully borne by the Central Government.
  • Every new AIIMS will add 100 UG (MBBS) and 60 B.Sc (Nursing) seats, 15-20 Super Specialty Departments and around 750 hospital beds.

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